• Instructional Assistant Professor
Muhammad Zilany

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Canada 2007
  • MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BUET, Bangladesh 2002
  • BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BUET, Bangladesh 2000

Research Interests

    • Auditory Neuroscience (Computational Modeling, Neurophysiology, and Psychophysics)
    • Neural-response-based Speech and Speaker Recognition Systems
    • Signal Processing for Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants

Selected Publications

  • Kwan, T., Zilany, M., Venn, D., and AbdulWahab, A. (2019) “Modeling the effects of medial olivocochlear efferent stimulation at the level of the inferior colliculus,” Experimental Brain Research, vol. 237(6), pp. 1479-1491, DOI 10.1007/s00221-019-05511-4.
  • Jassim, W. and Zilany, M. (2019) “NSQM: A non-intrusive assessment of speech quality using normalized energies of the neurogram,” Journal of Computer, Speech & Language, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csl.2019.04.005.
  • Hossain, M. E., Zilany, M. and Davies-Venn, E. (2019) “On the feasibility of using a bispectral measure as a nonintrusive predictor of speech intelligibility,” Journal of Computer, Speech & Language, vol. 57, pp. 59-80, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csl.2019.02.003
  • Bruce, I. C., Erfani, Y., and Zilany, M. S. A. (2018), “A phenomenological model of the synapse between the Inner Hair Cell and Auditory Nerve: Implications of limited neurotransmitter release sites,” Hearing Research, vol. 260, pp. 40-54.
  • Salimi, N., Zilany, M., and Carney, L. (2017) “Modeling responses in the superior paraolivary nucleus: Implications for forward-masking in the inferior colliculus,” DOI: 10.1007/s10162-016-0612-6, Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (JARO), vol. 18, pp. 441–456.
  • Alam, M., Jassim, W., and Zilany, M. (2017) “Radon transform of auditory neurograms: a robust feature set for phoneme classification,” IET Signal Processing, vol. 12(3), pp. 260-268.
  • Alam, M., Zilany, M., Jassim, W., and Ahmad, M. Y. (2017) “Phoneme classification using the auditory neurogram,” IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 633-642.
  • Islam, A., Jassim, W., Siew C., N., and Zilany, M. (2016) “A robust speaker identification system using the responses from a model of the auditory periphery,” PLoS ONE 11(7): e0158520. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158520.
  • Hossain, M., Jassim, W., and Zilany, M. (2016) “Reference-free assessment of speech intelligibility using bispectrum of an auditory neurogram,” PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150415. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150415.
  • Jassim, W. and Zilany, M. (2016) “Speech quality assessment using 2D neurogram orthogonal moments,” Speech Communication, vol. 80, pp 34-48.
  • Mowla, M. R., Siew-Cheok, N., Zilany, M. S. A., and Paramesran, R. (2016) “Single-trial evoked potential estimation using iterative principal component analysis,” IEEE Sensors Journal, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2016.2591582.
  • Mamun, N., Jassim, W. A., and Zilany, M. S. A. (2015) “Prediction of speech intelligibility using a neurogram orthogonal polynomial measure,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language processing, vol. 23(4), pp 760-773.